Archive for September, 2011

Tonight's Movie: The Picnic in Needle Park

Flaming kindergarten teacher to children, watching junkies: Oh look, he put a book under his friend's head as a little pillow!
(a few seconds later)
Kindergarten teacher to children
: Okay, let's go to another section of the park! Find your adult buddy!


–Washington Square Park


That's a Wine Region, Isn't It?

TKTS employee to mother and two hot daughters, assuming they are French: Is there anything I can help you with? Tickets? Showtimes? (to one daughter) I love your lipstick, or should I say “lipstique.” Where are you guys from?
Mother and two daughters, simultaneously: Here!

–Times Square


I'd Rather Be Rolling in the Dough, Y'know?

Girl #1, listening to Adele's “Rolling in the Deep”: I love that song.
Girl #2: Me too. I'm going to sing it at the sophomore karaoke.
Girl #1: Can you hook me up?
Girl #2: Yeah. I didn't know you can sing.
Girl #1: No, not with that. I need a job.

–14th St & 6th Ave


Overheard Editors: “Make That Five.”

Woman on phone: Look, the only people who would be interested in a tranny serving them breakfast in bed and cooking them up omelets in an omelet bar in their own room are me and you. So there's your customer base right there, two people.
(lady serving coffee at common ground raises hand)
Woman on phone
: Okay, fine! Three. Three people who want a tranny omelet bar!


–Ground Support, Soho


I Suppose That's Your Specialized Technical Jargon

Lady who left her cars inside to locksmith opening her car with a slim jim: Hey, that thing is pretty handy, they should make one in a purse size.
Locksmith: They do… we call them “keys.”

–12th St

Overheard by: Bkberger


I'm Making a Sexual Availability Statement Right Now!

Drunk girl: I'm a a sexy bitch! (walks into street light post, staggers, and almost falls)
Friend, catching her: Are you okay? Are you okay?
Drunk girl: Yeah! I'm fine! And I'm still a sexy bitch!

–5th St & 1st Ave

Overheard by: Pedro


Guess I Dodged a Bullet There

20-something girl #1: I heard you can still get bubonic plague in Nevada if you eat squirrels.
20-something girl #2: No, don't you get that from having sex with monkeys?
20-something girl #1: No, that's something else.

–W 4th


The Episode Of The Office You Never Saw

Middle aged daughter in build-it-yourself furniture aisle: Why don't you get Stanley* to put that together for you?”
Elderly mother: Stanley*? Stanley*? Do you know how long it would take him to put that together? He couldn't even finish painting my cabinet. He'd arrive at 11 and leave at 2. Had to go get his crack. That fool could never build that for me!

–Target, Atlantic Centre, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Tigertail


At Least Their Bodies Are Fit.

Brunette ditz to friends: Oh my god, I just had the most awful experience. I jumped the turnstile on the subway, you know my thing with the MTA, right?
Blond ditz: Uh-huh.
Black-haired ditz: Oh, yeah.
Brunette ditz: Whenever they double charge me, I jump the turnstile. You know, when it says swipe again, it always does this! (pause) So this bitch yelled at me and told me that I was responsible for making her fares go up, and I was stealing!
Blond ditz: What?! That is totally not like stealing a loaf of bread or something.
Black-haired ditz: Yeah, and it's not like the MTA watches and raises prices every time you jump the turnstile.
Brunette ditz: I know. It's ridiculous! And I had to sit there listening to her for like a whole minute. I should just get an unlimited, you guys.
Blond ditz: I get weeklies in case I lose the monthly one. It only comes out to $5 more.
Black-haired ditz: Oh, that's a good idea…
Blond ditz: Because like, the monthly is $104. And how many weeks are in a month?
Black-haired ditz: Ummmmmm…
Brunette ditz: Ummmmmmmm….

–Crunch, Union Square


Wednesday One-Liners: Kid Tested, Mother Approved.

Elementary school girl to father: You know I was so popular in first grade that I used Pamela's technique from kindergarten and had different people sit with me on different days of week.

–B67 Bus

Overheard by: never had this problem

8-year-old boy sitting on coin-operated kiddie horse ride: If this was El Toro, my wiener would really hurt!

–Forest Hills

Overheard by: Rachel

Young child in public restroom, watching mother dry hands under electric dryer: Mommy, do we have to pay for air?

–5th Ave & 23rd St

Overheard by: Jenica

Little girl with blank stare to no one in particular: Don't push me, you bastard!

–PATH Station

Overheard by: AdHoculi

Four-year-old girl: Mary had a little lamb… but I ate it!

–Penn Station